Mayor of London Boris Johnson is leading calls for a mobile 'kill switch' to become standard, that disables phones the minute they're stolen.
Police and other law enforcement officials would be part of a new group dedicated to clamping down on the rise in smartphone thefts, says the Associated Press.
Representatives from Apple, Samsung, Google/Motorola, and Microsoft are set to meet with top officials in New York and San Francisco to discuss a tech solution to street theft of mobile devices.
The New York State attorney general is asking Apple, Samsung, Google, Motorola, and Microsoft what they're doing to crack down on the costly and sometimes violent thefts of mobile phones.
Thefts of Apple iDevices in New York City have soared from last year, according to the latest stats from the New York City Police Department.
The New York mayor blames a rise in crime on thefts of Apple devices. I'm talking here!
Even before Facebook moves into its new Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, someone has allegedly been creeping onto the site and stealing copper wiring.
A recently released FBI 2009 Crime Statistics report indicates the national vehicle theft rate is decreasing, but the rate of recovery for stolen vehicles is at an 25 year low.
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Apple's mobile devices accounted for 18 percent of all grand larcenies in the Big Apple last year, says The Wall Street Journal.